Top Computer Science Scientists

This 2021 7th edition of top scientists ranking for computer science was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for computer science research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on June 25th 2021 Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of computer science, based on a meticulous examination of more than 6300 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 40 if most of their publications are in the field of computer science. The threshold was determined based on the recommendation by J. E. Hirsch, PhD in his “An index to quantify an individual's scientific research output” paper where he pointed out that an h-index of 40 characterizes outstanding researchers.

Our goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking. That is why we also manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index from Google Scholar, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Articles on DBLP
601 World 371 National Gerard Medioni

Gerard Medioni

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 81 Citations 31,073 332
602 World 372 National Christophe Diot

Christophe Diot

Google, United States
H-index 81 Citations 31,041 166
603 World 373 National Robert J Wood

Robert J Wood

Harvard University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 28,830 186
604 World 374 National K. K. Ramakrishnan

K. K. Ramakrishnan

University of California, Riverside, United States
H-index 81 Citations 27,802 270
605 World 7 National Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 81 Citations 27,026 585
606 World 375 National Shunlin Liang

Shunlin Liang

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 81 Citations 26,606 171
607 World 376 National Phillip B Gibbons

Phillip B Gibbons

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 25,975 228
608 World 377 National Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 25,160 444
609 World 26 National Xiang-Yang Li

Xiang-Yang Li

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
H-index 81 Citations 24,230 515
610 World 15 National Shipeng Li

Shipeng Li

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
H-index 81 Citations 24,037 283
611 World 1 National A. Murat Tekalp

A. Murat Tekalp

Koc University, Turkey
H-index 81 Citations 23,794 315
612 World 33 National Zahir Irani

Zahir Irani

University of Bradford, United Kingdom
H-index 81 Citations 23,363 166
613 World 27 National Ya-Qin Zhang

Ya-Qin Zhang

Tsinghua University, China
H-index 81 Citations 20,478 150
614 World 378 National Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,020 694
615 World 28 National Yi Pan

Yi Pan

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
H-index 81 Citations 16,082 473
616 World 379 National Alejandro Schaffer

Alejandro Schaffer

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 80 Citations 108,076 59
617 World 380 National Ingrid Daubechies

Ingrid Daubechies

Duke University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 96,828 85
618 World 381 National Alexei A. Efros

Alexei A. Efros

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 80 Citations 63,740 184
619 World 382 National Jim Gray

Jim Gray

University of Tennessee, United States
H-index 80 Citations 55,056 172
620 World 383 National Brent Waters

Brent Waters

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 80 Citations 53,089 254
621 World 384 National Robert M Gray

Robert M Gray

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 52,796 211
622 World 22 National Dorin Comaniciu

Dorin Comaniciu

Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany
H-index 80 Citations 51,653 277
623 World 385 National Zygmunt J. Haas

Zygmunt J. Haas

Cornell University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 50,068 168
624 World 386 National Joao Hespanha

Joao Hespanha

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 80 Citations 48,366 219
625 World 34 National Professor Asoke K. Nandi

Professor Asoke K. Nandi

Brunel University, United Kingdom
H-index 80 Citations 48,124 276
626 World 387 National Michael L. Littman

Michael L. Littman

Brown University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 44,135 253
627 World 388 National A Stephen Morse

A Stephen Morse

Yale University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 41,009 129
628 World 35 National Yvonne Rogers

Yvonne Rogers

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 80 Citations 38,608 199
629 World 389 National David Garlan

David Garlan

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 38,215 238
630 World 4 National Dieter Fensel

Dieter Fensel

University of Innsbruck, Austria
H-index 80 Citations 37,193 265
631 World 8 National Serge Abiteboul

Serge Abiteboul

INRIA, France
H-index 80 Citations 37,016 309
632 World 2 National Sankar Kumar Pal

Sankar Kumar Pal

Indian Statistical Institute, India
H-index 80 Citations 36,533 308
633 World 8 National Paul Suetens

Paul Suetens

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 80 Citations 33,831 216
634 World 390 National Allen Tannenbaum

Allen Tannenbaum

Stony Brook University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,768 257
635 World 391 National Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,069 145
636 World 392 National Gregory D. Hager

Gregory D. Hager

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 31,538 359
637 World 393 National Stanley Zdonik

Stanley Zdonik

Brown University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 31,023 184
638 World 394 National Mauricio G. C. Resende

Mauricio G. C. Resende

Amazon.com, Inc., United States
H-index 80 Citations 28,011 165
639 World 29 National Qi Tian

Qi Tian

Huawei, China
H-index 80 Citations 27,700 598
640 World 395 National Silvio Savarese

Silvio Savarese

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 27,686 269
641 World 20 National Dario Floreano

Dario Floreano

EPFL : École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
H-index 80 Citations 27,449 193
642 World 396 National Rene Vidal

Rene Vidal

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 25,364 270
643 World 11 National Haim J. Wolfson

Haim J. Wolfson

Tel Aviv University, Israel
H-index 80 Citations 24,723 71
644 World 397 National Christoforos E. Kozyrakis

Christoforos E. Kozyrakis

Stanford University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 24,379 178
645 World 398 National Yuan Xie

Yuan Xie

University of California, Santa Barbara, United States
H-index 80 Citations 24,338 423
646 World 7 National Nicu Sebe

Nicu Sebe

University of Trento, Italy
H-index 80 Citations 24,170 484
647 World 22 National Aaron Fenster

Aaron Fenster

University of Western Ontario, Canada
H-index 80 Citations 22,932 174
648 World 3 National Krithi Ramamritham

Krithi Ramamritham

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
H-index 80 Citations 22,615 340
649 World 10 National Erik Cambria

Erik Cambria

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
H-index 80 Citations 22,254 277
650 World 399 National Kenneth Parulski

Kenneth Parulski

aKAP Innovation, LLC, United States
H-index 80 Citations 19,282 3
651 World 400 National Stuart Russell

Stuart Russell

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 79 Citations 91,303 193
652 World 36 National John Shawe-Taylor

John Shawe-Taylor

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 79,664 287
653 World 401 National Padhraic Smyth

Padhraic Smyth

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 79 Citations 56,164 196
654 World 37 National Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 47,994 252
655 World 402 National Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 46,738 286
656 World 38 National Tim Cootes

Tim Cootes

University of Manchester, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 46,648 206
657 World 39 National Ingemar J. Cox

Ingemar J. Cox

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 45,760 172
658 World 403 National Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 45,125 128
659 World 23 National Paul C. van Oorschot

Paul C. van Oorschot

Carleton University, Canada
H-index 79 Citations 42,064 178
660 World 40 National Barbara  Ann Kitchenham

Barbara Ann Kitchenham

Keele University, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 41,025 179
661 World 404 National David Dill

David Dill

Stanford University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 40,573 171
662 World 405 National Oussama Khatib

Oussama Khatib

Stanford University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,915 223
663 World 406 National Roy Want

Roy Want

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,489 100
664 World 407 National Ran Canetti

Ran Canetti

Boston University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,364 260
665 World 408 National Hanif D. Sherali

Hanif D. Sherali

Virginia Tech, United States
H-index 79 Citations 39,260 269
666 World 41 National David J Hawkes

David J Hawkes

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 38,547 300
667 World 3 National Yoshihiko Nakamura

Yoshihiko Nakamura

University of Tokyo, Japan
H-index 79 Citations 37,479 333
668 World 409 National Lyle Ungar

Lyle Ungar

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 79 Citations 35,395 185
669 World 410 National Pramod K. Varshney

Pramod K. Varshney

Syracuse University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,472 550
670 World 411 National Thad Starner

Thad Starner

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,188 219
671 World 412 National Eleazar Eskin

Eleazar Eskin

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 79 Citations 34,173 114
672 World 413 National Henry Kautz

Henry Kautz

University of Rochester, United States
H-index 79 Citations 32,970 172
673 World 23 National Carsten Rother

Carsten Rother

Heidelberg University, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 32,800 206
674 World 42 National Alan Burns

Alan Burns

University of York, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 31,355 269
675 World 414 National Thomas Funkhouser

Thomas Funkhouser

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 30,633 147
676 World 11 National Mark Billinghurst

Mark Billinghurst

University of South Australia, Australia
H-index 79 Citations 30,031 427
677 World 43 National Luca Cardelli

Luca Cardelli

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 29,956 222
678 World 415 National Kurt Keutzer

Kurt Keutzer

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 79 Citations 29,139 268
679 World 416 National Jonathan Katz

Jonathan Katz

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,756 322
680 World 417 National Jeffrey A. Fessler

Jeffrey A. Fessler

University of Michigan, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,519 255
681 World 418 National Noah A. Smith

Noah A. Smith

University of Washington, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,400 298
682 World 419 National Pankaj K. Agarwal

Pankaj K. Agarwal

Duke University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 27,209 398
683 World 420 National Dennis Shasha

Dennis Shasha

New York University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 26,794 272
684 World 21 National Andreas Krause

Andreas Krause

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
H-index 79 Citations 26,636 291
685 World 24 National Jan Mendling

Jan Mendling

Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 26,242 456
686 World 421 National Niraj Jha

Niraj Jha

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,757 418
687 World 44 National Georg Gottlob

Georg Gottlob

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 79 Citations 25,540 434
688 World 422 National Kristen Grauman

Kristen Grauman

University of Texas at Austin, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,379 243
689 World 423 National Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 79 Citations 25,359 203
690 World 424 National Jeffrey Naughton

Jeffrey Naughton

Google, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,803 223
691 World 425 National Sing Bing Kang

Sing Bing Kang

Zillow Group, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,637 180
692 World 426 National James M. Rehg

James M. Rehg

Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,512 231
693 World 427 National Thomas Reps

Thomas Reps

University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States
H-index 79 Citations 24,418 231
694 World 428 National Guohong Cao

Guohong Cao

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 23,888 266
695 World 2 National Gwo-Jen Hwang

Gwo-Jen Hwang

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
H-index 79 Citations 23,367 253
696 World 429 National Keshab K. Parhi

Keshab K. Parhi

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 79 Citations 23,219 460
697 World 9 National Ingrid Verbauwhede

Ingrid Verbauwhede

KU Leuven, Belgium
H-index 79 Citations 22,915 404
698 World 30 National Feiping Nie

Feiping Nie

Tsinghua University, China
H-index 79 Citations 22,035 404
699 World 31 National Xiaofeng Liao

Xiaofeng Liao

Chongqing University, China
H-index 79 Citations 21,851 285
700 World 430 National Gregory R. Ganger

Gregory R. Ganger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 20,687 146

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